Dazwischen, ein Echo
03.06. – 03.07.2021
Christiane Feser in her Studio
Christiane Feser’s work operates on the border between photography and object, between the human, dynamic perception of space and the static, two-dimensional pictorial space of photographic images. Her working method questions the concept of photography and at the same time expands it in a playful manner.
Simple elements such as threads, pins and blank sheets of paper are transformed into complex nested structures, so-called photo-objects, which cast their own shadow, in which the present and the past intertwine and suggest false transparencies.
The photographic objects enable the viewer to adopt different perspectives and at the same time challenge him or her to look analytically.
In addition to new works from the ongoing series Partitionen and Nullpunkte, the exhibition also shows works from the newly developed series HOLO. Here, Feser reinterprets the old silhouette technique, a precursor of photographic images, and combines it with images of cast shadows to create hybrid works between image and materiality.
She is interested in the way forms are transformed through different media and how materialities remain interpretable through this transformation. The artist pursues this approach from the knowledge that looking at images is not just about seeing but also always about “tracing structures “*.
*Walter Benjamin: Strenge Kunstwissenschaft. Zum ersten Bande der „Kunstwissenschaftlichen Forschung“ 1932, In: ders.: Gesammelte Schriften, Bd.Kritiken und Rezensionen, hg. von Hella Tiedemann – Bartels, Frankfurt am Main, 1972
From top left to right (all from 2021):
1st row: Holo 1, Holo 2, Holo 3
2nd row: Holo 5, Holo 6, Holo 7
3rd row: Holo 9
two layered Photo-Object, Archival Inkjet Print
About the artist
Christiane Feser graduated in 2006 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach. Currently she lives and works in Frankfurt. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstverein Gießen; Kunstverein Gera; Kunstmuseum Bochum; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kai 10 Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt; Mönchehaus Museum Goslar; Museum Wiesbaden. Awards and honors: Moldau Stipendium; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art; 1822 Art Prize of the Frankfurter Sparkasse. Public Collections (Selection): Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt; Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM), Karlsruhe; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis as well as international, private collections.